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At packed hospitals, Iraqis lament blast as bitterly familiar

Frantically dashing between hospital beds, Baghdad residents tried to track down relatives who may have died Thursday (January 21) in a twin suicide blast -- the deadliest attack in years.


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32 killed, 110 wounded in double suicide bomb attack in central Baghdad: health ministry

Iraq's Ministry of Health said on Thursday (January 21) that 32 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded in a rare suicide bomb attack in central Baghdad.


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Iraq renovates twelve factories, with more to undergo upgrades: minister

During a visit to the Kurdistan Region, Federal Minister of Industry and Minerals Manhal al-Khabbaz said on Wednesday (January 21) that his ministry will launch a three-phase plan to improve Iraq’s in


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Final December oil export figures show Iraq brought in $4.2bn: ministry

Iraq increased its oil exports to 88.21 million barrels during December, which brought in $4.235 billion, the country’s oil ministry said on Tuesday (January 19) citing final statistics released by th


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Iraq delays parliamentary elections until October 10: Council of Ministers

Iraq’s Council of Ministers voted unanimously on Tuesday (January 19) to delay the country’s early parliamentary elections until October 10.


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Kadhimi authorizes extending deadline for election alliance registrations: IHEC

The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said on Tuesday (January 19) that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has authorized it to extend the deadline for political alliances and candidat


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Iraq has sufficient gas to fuel all electricity stations: MP

Member of the Energy Committee in the Council of Representatives Amjad al-Oqabi said on Monday (January 18) that Iraq has sufficient natural gas capacity to operate all of its electricity generation p


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Fatah Alliance opposed to delaying early elections: MP

Deputy Head of Fatah Alliance in the Council of Representatives Hassan Shaker said on Monday (January 18) that his bloc considerers a call by the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to delay


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In Iraq, a new epidemic -- bird flu -- decimates chicken coops

An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Iraq's capital, decimating livelihoods overnight as authorities scramble to contain its spread.


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Iraqi PM Kadhimi discusses ‘terrorist threats’ on border with Turkish defense minister

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Turkish Defense Minister Halusi Akar met on Monday (January 18) and agreed about the importance of addressing “terrorist threats” along their shared border


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PMF is not an exclusively Shia force: PMF chief

Head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Faleh al-Fayyadh said on Sunday (January 17) that the PMF is not an exclusively Shia force, pointing to the Hashd al-Ashairi (Tribal Forces) as evidence.


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IHEC proposes to delay early election until October 16

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) revealed on Sunday (January 17) that it has proposed to Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi that early parliamentary elections be delayed until Octobe


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Iraq loses more than $61m monthly in uncollected electricity fees in Baghdad: MP

Member of the Council of Representatives’ Oil and Energy Committee Amjad al-Uqabi on Sunday (January 17) claimed that the government is leaving nearly 90 billion Iraqi dinars ($61.43 million) on the


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Six Iraqi soldiers killed, three wounded in Nineveh blast

Six Iraqi military personnel were killed and three others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Nineveh’s Tal Afar district on Sunday (January 17).


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Six ISIS militants arrested in raids in four governorates: spokesperson

Six Islamic State (ISIS) militants were arrested in raids in Kirkuk, Saladin, Anbar, and Baghdad governorates, Major General Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the Commander-in-Chief of the federal Armed


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US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan and Iraq

The US military has cut troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each, their lowest levels in the nearly two decades since the wars began, the Pentagon announced Friday (January 15).


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805 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (January 15) that it recorded 805 new cases of coronavirus infection and ten deaths over the past 24 hours.


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MP claims SOMO promised to resolve 50-year oil deal between Kurdistan Region, Turkey

Lawmaker in the Council of Representatives Musana Amin claimed on Thursday (January 14) that Iraq's oil marketer SOMO has promised officials from the Kurdistan Region that it will work to resolve the


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IHEC technically ready to hold early elections in June, says spokesperson

Spokesperson for the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Jumana al-Ghalai said on Thursday (January 14) that the commission is technically ready to hold early elections as scheduled in June a


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770 new COVID-19 cases logged in Iraq: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (January 14) that it recorded 770 new cases of coronavirus infection and seven deaths over the past 24 hours.


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